Solar System

Activity on the Sun, known as space weather, can affect systems on Earth. Magnetic eruptions on the Sun can impact air travel, disrupt satellite communications, and bring down power grids, causing long-lasting blackouts and disabling technologies such as GPS. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

NSF’s Newest Solar Telescope Produces First Images

Just released first images from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the Sun’s surface and preview the world-class products to come from this preeminent 4-meter solar telescope. NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, on the…

A volume rendering of the ionized gas wind in Makani. Two of the dimensions are spatial, and the third is velocity. The colors trace the velocity axis, shown by the arrow at center. The approximate locations of the two proposed outflow episodes are labeled. (Image: Jim Geach, David Tree, Peter Richardson, University of Hertfordshire)

Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy

Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego’s Alison Coil, Rhodes College’s David Rupke, and a group of collaborators from around the world made a novel discovery. Published in Nature, their study’s findings provide…

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NSF’s Newest Solar Telescope Produces First Images

Just released first images from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the Sun’s surface and preview the world-class products to come from this…

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Scientists Find Evidence That Venus Has Active Volcanoes

New research led by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and published in Science Advances shows that lava flows on Venus may be only a few years old, suggesting that Venus could be volcanically active today —…

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Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy

Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego’s Alison Coil, Rhodes College’s David Rupke, and a group of collaborators from around the world…

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Could Our Sun Have a Long-Lost Twin?

It has been the center of our galaxy for assumingly millions or even billions of years. It has the volume of 1 million earths and accounts for more than 99 percent of…